Tomorrow, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben will make an announcement regarding the future of Vandal football.

On March 1st, the Sunbelt announced that following the 2017 season, the conference would not be renewing Idaho’s football only membership (New Mexico State was voted out as well). Given the lack of a future conference affiliation, speculation grew that Idaho would seek to find a more local schedule, likely by dropping down to FCS play.

FCS sources tell FootballScoop this is the route Idaho intends to move and the official conference affiliation will be announced tomorrow.

For all sports other than football, Idaho currently competes in the Big Sky vs teams such as Idaho State, Eastern Washington, Montana, Montana State, North Dakota, etc… We’ll just leave that there.

5pm ET Update> The Idaho Statesman is confirming that Idaho will announce they will drop to FCS and compete in the Big Sky beginning with the 2018 season.


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